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100 Cars for Car Sharing Project on the Isle of Terschelling, NL

March 24th, 2015

Terschelling is a Dutch island in the Wadden Sea and has around 4800 inhabitants.

100 electrical cars, Nissan Leafs, have been made available for the inhabitants as part of one of the biggest car sharing projects ever to take place on an island.

The car sharing project and living lab solution has been initiated as an attempt to combat the high number of private cars on the island. Car sharing is cheaper and uses less valuable public space than the ownership of private cars. The latter aspect is particularly relevant on an island!

The inhabitants of the island can use a special app to make their reservations. Tourists, on the other hand, can book a car when they make reservations for the ferry to the island. It’s the first time a whole island can use a fleet of cars. Charging points will be realized all over the island to make the use as easy as possible.

For more information, you can contact Roos Geelhoed, Provincie Fryslân, at